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Yanlin (Elaine) Chen is currently researching the uses and the psychological causes of political violence, populism, authoritarianism, and leadership.

Chen received the Summer Language Grant Award (SLA) to study German and get immersed in local history and culture in Munich for six weeks this summer.

Major
Philosophy
Minor
German
Current Research

Research Interests
Political philosophy of dictatorship and democracy, communism, Germany, China.

Current Research
I am currently assisting Professor McAdams on research of the uses and the psychological causes of political violence, populism, authoritarianism, and leadership.

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